BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Ethylene Generators exempted from many fire codes

    Ethylene Generators exempted from many fire codes

    CATALYTIC GENERATORS’ unique ethylene systems comply with the international testing standards of TÜV SÜD America and that registration exempts ripeners from making special ripening room adaptions for international fire code compliance when using Catalytic’s ethylene generators. According to Section 2506.1 “Ethylene Generators” of the International Fire Code: “Ethylene generators shall be listed and labeled by an approved testing laboratory, approved by the fire code official; and used only in approved rooms in accordance with the ethylene generator manufacturer’s… Read more

  • Catalytic Generators launches new website

    Catalytic Generators launches new website

    CATALYTIC GENERATORS has been hard at work to give you the best web experience to make ordering ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen IIÂź Concentrate easier than ever. Read more

  • When you hear the term “ethylene,” what comes to mind?

    When you hear the term “ethylene,” what comes to mind?

    For many, ethylene is solely linked to the ability to initiate ripening of traditional fruits, like bananas, in 20-40 pallet pressurized ripening rooms. However, ethylene has a multitude of uses including the ripening and degreening of organics, tropical fruits, field-grown tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, tobacco and even sprout suppression of potatoes and onions! And much of this takes place not in smaller ripening rooms but in large warehouses where many tons of produce are stored. By further exposing these products to the natural plant hormone, ethylene, the result is enhanced… Read more

  • Gene Akins retires from Catalytic Generators after 40-year career

    Gene Akins retires from Catalytic Generators after 40-year career

    Last month, Gene Akins retired as Chairman of the Board of CATALYTIC GENERATORS, after serving the company for more than 40 years. He joined the company back in the 1970s after having met Catalytic’s founder at a small, local farm show. At the time, the founder was looking to leave for other ventures and needed a leader to care for and grow the business. They quickly became friends and Gene was hired as President in 1979. Read more

  • Tips on ripening greenhouse tomatoes

    Tips on ripening greenhouse tomatoes

    By further exposing greenhouse tomatoes to the natural plant hormone ethylene, overall uniformity in ripeness will be enhanced. Additionally, accelerating the ripening of final tomatoes saves energy and decreases waste accrued from less mature tomatoes stuck in the mix of more mature harvests. In summary, applying added ethylene results in better color and final quality for greenhouse tomatoes. Read more

  • ETHY-GENÂź II Ripening Concentrate expands to Netherlands for banana ripening

    ETHY-GENÂź II Ripening Concentrate expands to Netherlands for banana ripening

    Catalytic Generators’ ethylene-based product, Ethy-GenÂź II Ripening Concentrate, has received approval from the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) for use in banana ripening in the Netherlands. While not all countries regulate ethylene products for fruit ripening as a plant protection product, some do, and therefore require approval. So, the company has once again expanded the list of countries where its’ ripening products are authorized by following a detailed process for approval through the Ctgb. Ethylene produced by Ethy-GenÂź II… Read more

  • Ethylene ripening programs improve produce quality at M. Levin & Co

    Ethylene ripening programs improve produce quality at M. Levin & Co

    M. Levin and Company, Inc. is a full-line wholesale produce distribution company based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. M. Levin not only offers ripening services for bananas, but also plantains, mangoes, avocados, pears, and tomatoes. For over 47 years, the company has used ethylene generators for fruit ripening and degreening from Catalytic Generators. Known as one of the largest banana ripeners and distributors on the East Coast, M. Levin & Co. find accurate and reliable ethylene application critical to their business. For this reason, they choose to use the Easy-RipeÂź Generator. Read more

  • Dimare Fresh chooses safe & reliable ethylene application for fruit ripening with Catalytic Generators

    Dimare Fresh chooses safe & reliable ethylene application for fruit ripening with Catalytic Generators

    Providing the equipment to ripen fresh produce is more than just a business to Catalytic Generators – it’s serving the public by providing them with ripe, ready to eat produce. “We want every shopper to be able to walk into their local grocer, need tropical fruit or tomatoes for that night’s recipe, or tomorrow’s breakfast, find them, and purchase them,” stated Greg Akins, President & CEO of Catalytic Generators. The DiMare Company has helped to supply North America with ready to eat produce by using Catalytic Generators’ ethylene generators and Ethy-GenÂź II Ripening… Read more

  • Focused on ripening and degreening – Flexible solutions for ethylene management

    Focused on ripening and degreening – Flexible solutions for ethylene management

    Catalytic Generators specializes in ripening solutions and recently issued the Auto Ripe Generator 2021, for rooms with limited space. It is the newest of a range of ripening solution focused on making ease and safe the ripening process. What is the main focus in Catalytic Generators proposal? The process of producing ethylene in ripening rooms was invented and patented by Catalytic Generators in 1973. The system consists of a catalytic-type generator that converts a liquid concentrate, called Ethy-GenÂź II, into safe levels of ethylene, which is a natural plant hormone produced by… Read more

  • Ripening room & Degreening room management

    Ripening room & Degreening room management

    Catalytic Generators has partnered with Felix Instruments to develop high and low range Ethylene Management Controllers with a variety of sensors with ranges specific to the fruit you ripen or degreene. Focusing on pre- and postharvest applications, Felix Instruments helps fresh market professionals maximize the value of their products. With years of experience in ethylene ripening, Catalytic Generators understands the need for ethylene control in real-time, without the hassle of physically going to each individual ripening room. This is why we’ve collaborated to develop ripening room… Read more